Someone recently recommended Lungfish by Meghan Gillis to me, so I grabbed it and dove right in. I really loved it! I thought the writing was extraordinary literary prose. It made me feel a lot of things with lots of beautiful, and also harrowing, Maine coast imagery. I learned a lot about what drug addiction looks like for the addict and also the paranoia for a wife of one. I particularly loved the writing about motherhood, as Tuck does whatever she can to provide for her 2-year old daughter. They make seaweed soups and rosehip jam and grab at little green crabs to keep themselves alive. It’s a Read ME pick for the Maine Humanities Council so I’ll be curious to know what others think of it!
Gia, Children’s Room